Originally published on Nexus Media.
A new twist on an age-old practice
Some people farm corn. Some farm wheat. Some, like Connor Stedman, farm carbon.
“There’s a really significant potential for carbon farming worldwide to play a role in reversing the climate crisis,” said Stedman, an agricultural consultant at AppleSeed Permaculture.
Stedman explained that plants pull carbon out of the air and bury it in the ground. This is good for growers. Carbon-rich soil produces healthier, tastier crops. Smart farming practices, like planting cover crops and spreading compost, can maximize carbon sequestration, helping to fight climate change and improve yields at the same time.
“An acre of land,” said Stedman, “can store potentially anywhere from 10 to 100 or more tons of carbon through these excellent farming practices.”
Reprinted with permission.
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